QE one of the safest hospitals in the country

Posted on Mon, 28/10/2013

QE Gateshead has been categorised as one of the safest in the country by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the regulator for all care providers.

This week the CQC issued the first of their ‘Intelligence Monitoring Reports’ which gathers local and national data and assigns each NHS trust a banding based on their risk to patients. Every trust in the country has been graded from band 1 (highest risk) to band 6 (lowest risk) and Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust was awarded a band 6 rating.

This means that the CQC has recognised the QE as one of the safest places in the country for patient care.

Yvonne Ormston, Director of Transformation and Compliance at the QE said: “This is fantastic news and testimony to all of our staff that work so hard to ensure services are safe, caring, responsive to need and well led.

“Our managers and front line clinicians are working together to ensure that areas of good practice can be shared across the trust and to ensure that we continue to build on this great feedback.”

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